In Special Olympics, the power and joy of sport, shifts focus to what our athletes CAN do, not what they can’t. As their lives open up, athletes gain the confidence that comes with achievement.
They feel empowered. They are ready to take on new leadership challenges to make use of their new abilities. They can become mentors for other athletes. They can train to become coaches and officials. They can also move toward a more public role as a speaker or spokesperson. They can speak to audiences and journalists about the positive changes that Special Olympics helped bring about in their lives.
At Special Olympics, our athletes are empowered to share their many gifts and talents with society.